I do a wide array of both self-directed and collaborative projects on staff at UC Berkeley's Graduate School of Journalism. I primarily assist the student services and advancement teams.



I audited the program's entire curriculum to not only see whether courses' unit counts, materials fees, and course numbers were appropriate, but to layout a blueprint for how to align these three curriculum components with campus policies.

To do this, I:

  • Mastered Berkeley's curriculum and fee policies and systems

  • Interviewed other programs about their curriculum processes

  • Interviewed and queried J-School instructors and surveyed current and past students

  • Guided by campus policy, I crunched the numbers to recommend unit counts, materials fees, and course numbers based, respectively, on real student workload, current materials needs, and media-platform groupings

  • Broke down proposed changes by media platform, instructor type, and magnitude of changes

  • Presented my findings to J-School leadership with a timeline and guide for implementation

Here's a PDF of my 140-page final report. (Any type of remotely sensitive material has been left out.)

I write and edit all manner of internal and external-facing content and communications with the School's brand and voice in mind. Most notably, I write or copy edit stories for the School's website about School ongoings, alumni, and students' successes. 

I also write and edit:

  • the student services website (I'd link, but it's J-School folks only!)

  • materials sent or presented in the dean's name

  • materials in preparation for our advisory board meetings

  • social media posts before they go live

Some samples:


I handled the nuts-and-bolts logistics of putting on UC Berkeley National Association of Black Journalists chapter's first annual career fair — the School's largest-ever fair — which brought some two dozen media recruiters and hundreds of students and young, local journalists.

To do this, I:

  • Kept in constant contact with invited media outlets and accommodated last-minute additions

  • Invited young journalists from around the Bay Area and handled much of the local promotion

  • Internal and external point person leading up to and during the event for all logistical needs

  • Handled catering, registration, parking, liability/insurance documentation, and signage

  • Spent nine hours setting up, ensuring things run smoothly, and taking down the event

  • Delegated tasks to others

Here's a PDF of my handbook for how to put on another successful fair. (Any type of potentially sensitive material has been left out.)


I organized and moderated a series of webinars for prospective students in which I interviewed faculty about studying in their respective tracks and taking viewers' questions.

To do this, I:

  • Reached out to instructors and scheduled their webinars

  • Reviewed professors' backgrounds, the media tracks they lead, and prepped my questions accordingly

  • Interviewed professors, kept the webinars on schedule, and fielded questions from each webinar's dozens of viewers

  • Video recordings of each — Investigative, Audio, New Media, and Narrative Writing — are available on YouTube

Here's a PDF of my handbook for how to put on another successful series. (Any type of potentially sensitive material has been left out.)


One of the most important journalists of the 21st century gave the J-School's biggest lecture of the year following a VIP reception with our donors and the Bay Area's top journalists.

  • Found and invited those journalists

  • Handled all catering needs and oversaw registration

  • Oversaw spending parts of out $50,000 budget

  • Adjust our lecturer's hotel accommodations

  • Draw up and execute call sheet and delegate tasks to two student assistants

  • Spent 12 hours setting up the reception, ensuring it ran smoothly, and taking it all down

  • Did everything bearing in mind our donors were attending

ANTI-RACISM: Helped lead a working group addressing systemic anti-Black and other forms of racism within the J-School. Guided by student action items, worked with faculty, staff, and alums to produce short- and long-term structural reforms related to extracurricular and public-facing activities. Assisted the dean in crafting a final anti-racism plan 


  • Mastered Airtable in order to better track and maintain students' career-planning needs and milestones and taught School staff how to use it

  • Consolidated Career Services' most important information and databases in one place

  • Counseled students on their résumés, cover letters, and portfolios and connected them to alumni mentors

  • Compiled a database of Bay Area news outlets, their genres, contacts, and alums who worked with them

REMOTE LEARNING: Collaborated with Student Services and technical staff to transition curriculum to online, including mastering bCourses, Zoom, and Kaltura; coordinating resources for instructors; and facilitating instructors' technological and pedagogical preparation.

ADMISSIONS SUPPORT: Assisted the Director of Admissions in screening applicants, researching other J-programs' admissions criteria, and interviewing applicants, and worked with the Admissions Committee to finalize admission offers.​ Learned the SLATE system.

SOCIAL MEDIA: When needed, I'll take charge of our social media channels, keeping abreast of School, faculty, student, and alumni ongoings and successes, which I turn into posts (see above for samples). I keep the School's brand in mind and voice in mind.

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT: Brought in two professional-development organizations from the wider campus to supplement our Student Services Department and counsel students on things like work–life balance and financial wellness.

SURVEY ANALYSIS: Use Qualtrics and Datawrapper to review and analyze the results of past School social-climate surveys to understand changes in student demographics and the sources of students' negative experiences. This is a blueprint for more targeted efforts to build a more supportive and inclusive climate.